D. Earl Stephens

D. Earl Stephens is a published author and finished up a 30-year career in journalism as the Managing Editor of Stars and Stripes

A Look Inside the Stars & Stripes Newsroom on 9/11

I walked out into the Stars and Stripes newsroom in the National Press Building on Sept. 11, 2001, and asked what was cooking. “Slow news day,” said a junior staffer. “And I’m sick of it.” Minutes later a passenger jet

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Because we are brave enough to feel all the pain, we are lucky enough to have all the heart … I reckon I worry for my country about 100 times a day.